These numbers have been spotted by 9to5Google on Android Studio, where Google occasionally provides updates on Android adoption. Earlier, Google used to provide updated numbers every month, but in 2018 it stopped, forcing developers to rely on Android Studio to keep track of how many users are using the latest or older version of Android. . The data is useful for developers to decide which versions of Android to support and which versions may be discontinued in the future.
During Google I/O this year, the company revealed that more than 3 billion devices were running on the Android operating system. According to the latest distribution numbers on Android Studio, currently 24.2 and 26.5 percent of the devices are running Android 11 and Android 10 respectively. 18.2 percent of Android devices are running on Android 9 and it is at number three. 13.7 percent of the devices are running on Android 8. This has come to single digits on older Android versions, ie 6.3 percent of devices running on Android 7 (and 7.1). 5.1 percent of devices are running Android 6 (Marshmallow). 3.9 percent of devices are running Android 5 (Lollipop). 1.4% of devices are running on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Not only this, 0.6 percent of the devices are also working on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).
According to the report, before this Google did not update its figures from April 2020. At the same time, the data for Android 12 is not currently available on Android Studio. Although it has been released in October itself, so its numbers are not likely to be high. Developers who are interested in these numbers can download the latest version of Android Studio from Google’s website and create new projects using the wizard. This will help them to know how many users are running which Android version.
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